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MBI investigates domestic shootout in Nettleton


The Associated Press



NETTLETON -- The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is investigating a verbal argument inside a vehicle that ended with three people dead, two of them brothers, in the center of Nettleton. 


The incident occurred about 11:45 a.m. Wednesday. Police say two men died at the scene and a third died from his wounds at a Tupelo hospital. Authorities say the suspect/shooter fired at Nettleton police officers and was shot and killed. 


Bureau spokesman Warren Strain says the shooter/suspect has been identified as 49-year-old Otis Eugene Bass of Shannon. The victim who died at the scene has been identified as 44-year-old Joseph Valie Bass, the brother of Otis Bass. The victim who died in the hospital was 33-year-old Jamie C. Guin of Mantachie. 


Strain says it's unknown what the argument was about.




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